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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 6E: Death or death and conscious suffering of employee; assessment of damages; amount

Section 6E. If under section two B or section six C damages are awarded for death or for injury and death, they shall be assessed with reference to the degree of culpability of the employer or of the person for whose negligence the employer is liable.

The amount of damages which may be awarded in an action brought under section two B shall not be less than two thousand nor more than twenty thousand dollars.

The amount of damages which may be awarded for injury and death in an action brought under section six C shall be apportioned by the jury between the legal representatives of the employee and the persons who would have been entitled under section two B to bring an action for his death.